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    Thumbs up guns for show, knives for a pro...



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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieJ View Post
    I took delivery of two more cheapo knives today. I reckon that we need a show us your knives thread!
    so, show us your knives then.

    • opinel no8 - lives in the car, used for the allotment and day to day stuff
    • nieto linea lock blade - lovely spanish made knife with rock hard handle. comes fishing and walking with me.
    • 10 year old swiss army knife - camping knife, trusty old friend.
    • ducati swiss army knife - lives in toilet bag, comes on holiday. has an led torch on it.
    • 25 year old swiss army knife - freebie from MIG welding shielding gas product launch. blade, bottle opener, corkscrew. lives in fishing bag, used for bait and booze.





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    Default Re: guns for show, knives for a pro...

    Knives kill babies, ban them all.

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    My day to day work knife is just a Stanley Fatmax knife, just lives in my tool belt pouch and generally sharpens pencils, cuts DPC and plasterboard.
    Although I hardly ever carry a knife away from work, all the same I do seem to have quite a lot of them.
    Used to own a No 8 Opinel and really like the simplicity of the design.

    A mate gave me a Leatherman Fuse a while ago and thats OK. As I've usually got a full sized set of tools not far away it doesn't get much use though.

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    Knives and multi tools.


    DB, I really like the look of the Nieto Linea. Very nice.


    This weeks two cheapo knives...

    First a Hultafors Craftman's Utility Knife at 3.80 from Axminster tools. It feels very much like a Mora clipper, but costs much less.

    Great for all tougher jobs, on site or in the garden. This knife has a 90mm long high carbon steel blade, easy to sharpen and takes an excellent edge. It is a very useful tool for whittling firewood, trimming Brussels sprouts or cutting open the packaging of the latest parcel to arrive from Axminster. The handle and sheath are of extra durable PP plastic. The sheath features a unique method for attaching the sheath around a button on your work clothes, which means it does not loosen, but is easy to remove. The sheath fits just as well on your belt as on your buttons. If your belt is thick, cut away the small pin on the cover.


    And the second, a Chestnut Tools Woodworker's Knife at 6.30 again from Axminster tools. I'm not a massive fan of stainless blades or folding (non locking) blades, but I really do like this knife and just need to spend a bit of time on it polishing out the slight grinding marks.


    Similar in style to a pruning knife (it could well be put to that use) but with a slightly thicker more robust blade. It has unique advantages for woodworking. The sturdy curved-tip blade is safer than a straight blade in paring jobs. It is also better and easier to use than a pencil for marking cut-lines. The blade is stainless steel with a hardness of HRC 54-56. You can strike the thick spine with a hammer for splitting wedges, cutting rope, etc. With its hardwood handle scales, it is comfortable to hold. A good working knife.




    edit.. I should have added the action of the knife is very tight and nice, and there is also no lateral movement of the blade. Whether this will change as time passes I couldn't say.
    Last edited by EddieJ; 03-03-13 at 20:55.

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    I only need a small one.....fnarr fnarr...

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    After having it repaired - I'm carrying my Victorinox Swiss Champ around with me a lot.

    Victorinox ? Rebuild Service for Swiss Army Knives | GearWeAre.com

    I also sometimes carry my father's old sailing knive when I go shooting (Field Archery), mainly for digging arrows out of trees when I miss (a semi-frequent occurence), a non-locking, folding knife is no good at all for that job . It has a double sheath with a proper marlinspike too. I really ought to get the sheath remade.

    (photo to follow)

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    I have many many knives, from small to Crocodile Dundee large and everything in between I'm not going to post them all up in here through as most just sit on a shelf.

    EDC is the Gerber @ the top.
    The others are carried or thrown into draws for use when needed as every day utility knives;



    Just ordered a Peasant mini so I can go legal and take the blade off the Gerber;



    And threw a new sharpening system in the basket whilst I was at it;


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    Which size of Opinel is 'legal' in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    Which size of Opinel is 'legal' in the UK?
    the one with a blade less than 3", and as importantly isn't locking, which most of their are, except for;

    http://www.heinnie.com/opinel-carbon-steel-non-locking

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    the one with a blade less than 3", and as importantly isn't locking, which most of their are, except for;
    All sizes are sold here

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    Quote Originally Posted by protoborg View Post
    All sizes are sold here
    Eh?

    Above 3" is still legal as long as you "Have a good reason to carry one".

    People really shouldn't say "UK legal" as its sloppy English and encourages people to think that bigger ones are illegal. That's not really the case.

    They are all legal to own but some have a lot less restrictions on where you can carry them.

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    It better be a bloody good reason if its over 3" AND locking.

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    I've definitely got a machete and a ww1 bayonet somewhere, I just can't find them.

    Anyone who needs stabbing or hacking should give me at least a week's notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefTrap View Post
    I've definitely got a machete and a ww1 bayonet somewhere, I just can't find them.

    Anyone who needs stabbing or hacking should give me at least a week's notice.

    Will do. Not that I need stabbing or hacking, as far as I know.

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